Could the entire Senate be on the verge of flipping?
Michael Barone thinks it's a possibility, now that Indiana's Evan Bayh has announced his "passion for serving the people" has "waned".
A quick search lists the following Democrats who have bailed out over the last couple of months in order to pursue "other interests" or "spend more time with their families".
• Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
• Rep. Patrick (Patches) Kennedy (D-RI)
• Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
• Rep. Vern Tincher (D-IN)
• Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
• Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)
• Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Which presumably means they've found other ways to fleece taxpayers.
Update: "Yikes, this wasn’t very considerate, was it?: 'Bayh’s decision will set Dems scrambling for a replacement. The deadline to file to reach the ballot is Friday, meaning any Dem considering running for the seat must make a decision quickly.'"